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Laughing Matters

By Colleen Welsh While walking past a 7th grade classroom, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, a group of students all...
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Behind the Scenes of a Festive Tradition

By Fran Mellin For me, one sure sign that winter break is rapidly approaching comes in the form of an e-mail from the Head...
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A Focus on Process

By Muddy Waters I recently came across an article whose title (The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager) caught my attention. ...
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The Sweet Sound of Success

By Christen Hazel In my other life, I was an art teacher.  At Pike, I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion for the...
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What Are PLCs Anyway?

By Muddy Waters Pike School adopted the Professional Learning Community model five years ago. While it had been better known in the public school...
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21st Century Poster Board

By Aaron Hovel “What if you could illuminate your ideas? Or hack your poster board project?” That’s just what the students in Ms. Spence’s...
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Can We Just Get Rid of the Annual Fund?

By Rod Boyer Every year at this time (actually year-round), we in the advancement office hear this seemingly simple question: can we just get...
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The Visibility of Nature

By Tina Morris When my family first moved into our 1725 farmhouse, built seven years before George Washington was born, we were struck by...
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Lessons from a Green Smoothie

By Bo Baird Mission statements are one thing, but how do you know what your school is really like? Some of the best feedback...
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Ready, Set, Weave!

By Emily Sandagata Weaving Club is a new choice for Middle School students this fall, and it’s been a great success! Using hula-hoops as their...